I gather this book has become a classic for touring bicyclists. The book was very exciting to read, and I felt as if I was there with Barbara and Larry experiencing their highs and lows. These were real people living a real adventure. In this day of Hollywood personalities, TV lala-land, phony celebrities, flaky sporting events -- Barbara and Larry showed what common, unknown, down-to-earth REAL people can accomplish with average physical strengths, but a determination that celebrates the human spirit. I only wish there were a few more pictures in the book of their travels.